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21 And at the end of a time he sent the Holy Ghost into the Virgin foretold by the Prophets.
22 Who, believing readily,* was made worthy to con- and three nights: ceive, and bring forth our Lord Jesus Christ.
23 That from this perishable body, in which the evil spirit was glorified, he should be cast out, and it should be made manifest
24 That he was not God: For Jesus Christ, in his flesh, had recalled and saved this perishable flesh, and drawn it into eternal life by faith,
25 Because in his body he would prepare a pure temple of justice for all ages;
26 In whom we also, when we believe, are saved.
27 Therefore know ye that these men are not the children of justice, but the children of wrath;
28 Who turn away from themselves the compassion of God;
32 Because you are not the children of rebellion,§ but the sons of the beloved church.
29 Who say that neither the heavens nor the earth were altogether works made by the hand of the Father of all things.
30 But these cursed ment have the doctrine of the
31 But do ye, by the power of God, withdraw your-bear on my body these fetters,
selves far from these, and expel from among you the doctrine of the wicked.
33 And on this account the time of the resurrection is preached to all men.
34 Therefore they who affirm that there is no resurrecnon of the flesh, they indeed shall not be raised up to eternal life;
43 Because he delayed to preach to the Ninevites he was swallowed up in the belly of a fish for three days
36 For to that body which denies the resurrection of the body, shall be denied the resurrection: because such are found to refuse the resurrection.
54 To obtain Christ; and I suffer with patience these afflictions to become worthy of the resurrection of the dead.
55 And do cach of you, having received the law from the hands of the blessed Prophets and the holy gospel,§ firmly maintain it ;
56 To the end that you may be rewarded in the resurrection of the dead, and the possession of the life eternal. 57 But if any of ye, not believing, shall trespass, he
35 But to judgment and condemnation shall the unbe-shall be judged with the misdoers, and punished with liever arise in the flesh: those who have false belief.
38 That one grain falls dry into the earth, and within it first dies,
39 And afterward rises again, by the will of the Lord, endued with the same body:
40 Neither indeed does it arise with the same simple body, but manifold, and filled with blessing.
41 But we produce the example not only from seeds, but from the honourable bodies of men.T
42. Ye also have known Jonas, the son of Amittai.**
44 And after three days God heard his supplication, and brought him out from the deep abyss;
45 Neither was any part of his body corrupted; neither was his eyebrow bent down.*
• Others read. Believing with a pure heart.
+ Some MSS. have, Of God the Father of all things.
1 Others read, They curse themselves in this thing.
46 And how much more for you, oh men of little faith! 47 If you believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, will he raise you up, even as he himself hath arisen.
48 If the bones of Elisha the prophet, falling upon the dead, revived the dead,
49 By how much more shall ye, who are supported by the flesh and the blood and the Spirit of Christ, arise again on that day with a perfect body?
50 Elias the prophet, embracing the widow's son, raised him from the dead:
§ Otters read, Children of the disobedient.
1 Some MSS, have, That one grain falls not dry into the earth. Others read. But we have not only produced from seeds, but from the honourable body of man.
(thera read. The son of Emaltihus.
51 By how much more shall Jesus Christ revive you, on that day, with a perfect body, even as he himself hath arisen ?
52 But if ye receive other things vainly,t
53 Henceforth no one shall cause me to travail; for 1
37 But you also, Corinthians! have known, from the the aid of our Lord Jesus Christ. seeds of wheat, and from other seeds,
58 Because such are the generations of vipers, and the children of dragons and basilisks.
59 Drive far from among ye, and fly from such, with
60 And the peace and grace of the beloved Son be upon you. Amen.
Done into English by me, January-February, 1817, at the Convent of San Lazaro, with the aid and exposition menian Friar. of the Armenian text by the Father Paschal Aucher, ArBYRON.
Venice, April 10, 1817.
I had also the Latin text, but it is in many places very corrupt, and with great omissions.
Others add, Nor did a hair of his body fall ther frem.
↑ Some MSS, have, Ye shall not receive other things in vin. Others finished here thus, Henceforth no one can trouble me fan ther, for I bear in my body the sufferings of Christ. The grace o our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, my brethren. Amen.
Some MSS. have, Of the holy evangelist.
THE WILL OF LORD BYRON.
(EXTRACTED FROM THE REGISTRY OF THE PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY.)
THIS is the last will and testament of me, George Gor- my real estates hereinbefore devised to them for sale and don, Lord Byron, Baron Byron, of Rochdale, in the such of the moneys to arise by sale of my said estate at county of Lancaster, as follows:-I give and devise all Newstead as I have power to dispose of, after payment. that my manor or lordship of Rochdale, in the said county of my debts and legacies hereby given, upon the trusts of Lancaster, with all its rights, royalties, members, and and for the ends, intents, and purposes hereinafter men appurtenances, and all my lands, tenements, heredita- tioned and directed of and concerning the same, that is to ments, and premises situate, lying, and being within the say, upon trust, that they, my said trustees, and the surparish, manor, or lordship of Rochdale aforesaid, and all vivor of them, and the executors and administrators of other my estates, lands, hereditaments, and premises such survivor, do and shall lay out and invest the same in whatsoever and wheresoever, unto my friends John Cam the public stocks or funds, or upon government or real Hobhouse, late of Trinity College, Cambridge, Esquire, security at interest, with power from time to time to and John Hanson, of Chancery-lane, London, Esquire, to change, vary, and transpose such securities, and from time the use and behoof of them, their heirs and assigns, upon to time during the life of my sister Augusta Mary Leigh, trust that they the said John Cam Hobhouse and John the wife of George Leigh, Esquire, pay, receive, apply, Hanson, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and and dispose of the interest, dividends, and annual produce assigns of such survivor, do and shall, as soon as conveni- thereof when and as the same shall become due ant ently may be after my decease, sell and dispose of all my payable into the proper hands of the said Augusta Mary said manor and estates for the most money that can or Leigh, to and for her sole and separate use and benefit, may be had or gotten for the same, either by private con- free from the control, debts, or engagements of her present tract or public sale by auction, and either together or in or any future husband, or unto such person or persons as lots, as my said trustees sha!! think proper; and for the she my said sister shall from time to time, by any writing facilitating such sale and sales, I do direct that the receipt under her hand, notwithstanding her present or any future and receipts of my said trustees, and the survivor of them, coverture, and whether covert or sole, direct or appoint: and the heirs and assigns of such survivor, shall be a good and from and immediately after the decease of my said and sufficient discharge, and good and sufficient dis-sister, then upon trust that they, my said trustees, and the charges to the purchaser or purchasers of my said estates, survivor of them, his executors or administrators, do and or any part or parts thereof, for so much money as in such shall assign and transfer all my said personal estate and receipt or receipts shall be expressed or acknowledged to other the trust property hereinbefore mentioned, or the be received; and that such purchaser or purchasers, his, stocks, funds, or securities wherein or upon which the her, or their heirs and assigns, shall not afterward be in same shall or may be placed out or invested unto and any manner answerable or accountable for such purchase- among all and every the child and children of my said moneys, or be obliged to see to the application thereof: sister, if more than one, in such parts, shares, and propor. and I do will and direct that my said trustees shall stand tions, and to become a vested interest, and to be paid and possessed of the moneys to arise by the sale of my said transferred at such time and times, and in such manner, estates upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes and with, under, and subject to such provisions, conditions, as I have hereinafter directed of and concerning the and restrictions, as my said sister at any time during her same: And whereas I have by certain deeds of convey-life, whether covert or sole, by any deed or deeds, instruance made on my marriage with my present wife conveyed ment or instruments, in writing, with or without power of all my manor and estate of Newstead, in the parishes of revocation, to be sealed and delivered in the presence of Newstead and Linley, in the county of Nottingham, unto two or more credible witnesses, or by her last will and trustees, upon ti ust to sell the same, and apply the sum testament in writing, or any writing of appointment in the of sixty thousand pounds, part of the money to arise by nature of a will, shall direct or appoint, and in default of such sale, upon the trusts of my marriage settlement: any such appointment, or in case of the death of my said Now I do hereby give and bequeath all the remainder of sister in my lifetime, then upon trust that they, my said the purchase-money to arise by sale of my said estate at trustees, and the survivor of them, his executors, adminis Newstead, and all the whole of the said sixty thousand trators, and assigns, do and shall assign and transfer all pounds, or such part thereof as shall not become vested the trust, property, and funds unto and among the children and payable under the trusts of my said marriage settle-of my said sister, if more than one, equally to be divided ment, unto the said John Cam Hobhouse and John Han-between them, share and share alike, and if only one such son, their executors, administrators, and assigns, upon child, then to such only child the share and shares of such such trusts and for such ends, intents, and purposes as of them as shall be a son or sons, to be paid and transhereinafter directed of and concerning the residue of my ferred unto him and them when and as he or they shah personal estate. I give and bequeath unto the said John respectively attain his or their age or ages of twenty-one Cam Hobhouse and John Hanson the sum of one thou-years; and the share and shares of such of them as shall sand pounds each. I give and bequeath all the rest, resi-be a daughter or daughters, to be paid and transferred unte due, and remainder of my personal estate whatsoever and her or them when and as she or they shall respectively wheresoever unto the said John Cam Hobhouse and John attain his or their age or ages of twenty-one years, or be Hanson, their executors, administrators, and assigns, upon married, which shall first happen, and in case any of such trust that they, my said trustees, and the survivor of them, children shall happen to die, being a son or sons, before he and the executors and administrators of such survivor, do for they shall attain the age of twenty-one years, or being and shall stand possessed of all such rest and residue of a daughter or daughters, before she or they shall attain my said personal estate and the moncy to arise by sale of the said age of twenty-one, or be married; then it is my
will and I do direct that the share and shares of such of CODICIL. This is a Codicil to the 'ast will and the said children as shall so die shall go to the survivor or testament of me, the Right Honcurable George Gordon, survivors of such children, with the benefit of further Lord Byron. I give and bequeath unto Allegra Biron accruer in case of the death of any such surviving chil-an infant of about twenty months old, by me brought up, dren before their shares shall become vested. And I do and now residing at Venice, the sum of five thousand direct that my said trustees shall pay and apply the inte- pounds, which I direct the executors of my said will to rest and dividends of each of the said children's shares in pay to her on her attaining the age of twenty-one years, the said trust funds for his, her, their maintenance and or on the of her marriage, on condition that she does education during their minorities, notwithstanding their not marry with a native of Great Britain, which shall first shares may not become vested interests, but that such happen. And I direct my said executors, as soon as interest and dividends as shall not have been so applied conveniently may be after my decease, to invest the said shall accumulate, and follow, and go over with the princi-sum of five thousand pounds upon government or real pal. And I do nominate, constitute, and appoint the said security, and to pay and apply the annual income thereof John Cam Hobhouse and John Hanson executors of this in or towards the maintenance and education of the said my will. And I do will and direct that my said trustees Allegra Biron, until she attains her said age of twentyshall not be answerable the one of them for the other of one years, or shall be married as aforesaid; but in case them, or for the acts, deeds, receipts, or defaults of the she shall die before attaining the said age and without other of them, but each of them for his own acts, deeds, having been married, then I direct the said sum of five receipts, and wilful defaults only, and that they my said thousand pounds to become part of the residue of my trustees shall be entitled to retain and deduct out of the personal estate, and in all other respects I do confirm my moneys which shall come to their hands under the trusts said will, and declare this to be a codicil thereto. In witaforesaid all such costs, charges, damages, and expenses ness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, at which they or any of them shall bear, pay, sustain, or be Venice, this 17th day of November, in the year of our put unto, in the execution and performance of the trusts Lord 1818. herein reposed in them. I make the above provision for my sister and her children, in consequence of my dear wife Lady Byron and any children I may have, being otherwise amply provided for; and, lastly, I do revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made, and do declare this only to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have to this my last will, contained in three sheets of paper, set my hand to the first two sheets thereof, and to this third and last sheet my hand and seal this 29th day of July, in the year of our Lord 1815. BYRON, (L. S.) Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Lord Byron, the testator, as and for his last will and testament, the presence of us, who, at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereto subscribed
jur names as witnesses.
THOMAS JONES MAWSE,
BYRON, (L. S.)
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Lord Byron, as and for a codicil to his will, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses. NEWTON HANSON, WILLIAM FLETCHER.
Proved at London, (with a codicil,) 6th of July, 1824 before the Worshipful Stephen Lushington, Doctor of Laws, and surrogate, by the oaths of John Cam Hobhouse and John Hanson, Esquires, the executors to whom administration was granted, having been first sworn duly to administer.